NewsTroops Neutralise Scores Of Terrorists, Rescue Eight Kidnap Victims In Zamfara

Troops Neutralise Scores Of Terrorists, Rescue Eight Kidnap Victims In Zamfara


February 28, (THEWILL) – The troops of the Joint Task Force, North West Operation, HADARIN DAJI (OPHD), have recorded another success against the terrorists, in continuation with the dry season clearance operations in its Areas of Responsibility in Zamfara state.

In a statement on Wednesday, Information Officer of Operation HADARIN DAJI, Lt. Suleiman Omale, said the troops rescued 8 kidnap victims unhurt, in an ambush operation conducted in the state.

“On the 28th February, 2024 the OPHD troops during its continuous clearance operation at the terrorists’ enclaves at Bayan Ruwa axis which is presumed to be a crossing point of the terrorist in the state.

“During the operation, the Troops engaged the terrorists with heavy Gun duel which due to superior fighting power the bad elements fled in disarray and abandon their victims. Hence the troops timely and prompt response led to the rescue of 8 kidnap victims unhurt.

“The Gallant troops who neutralised scores of the terrorists have destroyed the terrorists enclaves and dominated the area with aggressive and confidence building patrol within the general area.

“All the rescued victims were handed over to the appropriate authorities to reunite them with their respective families”, he said.

The Commander, Joint Task Force North West Operation HADARIN DAJI/General Officer Commanding 8 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Godwin Mutkut, commended the efforts of the troops for their continued doggedness and resilience in an effort to restore normalcy in the region.

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